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M^CUFFEYS 



ECLECTIC 

PRIMER 




REVISED 
EDITION 



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ELECTIC PRIMER. 



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MCQUFFEY'S 



ECLECTIC PRIMER 



REVISED EDITION. 




NEW YORK -: CINCINNATI : CHICAGO 

AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY 



COPYKIGHT, 1881, BY VAN ANTWERP, BRAGG & Co. 

COPYRIGHT, 1896, BY AMERICAN BOOK COMPANY. 

COPYRIGHT, 1909, BY HENRY II. VAEL. 



M'G. EC. Pitt- REV. 

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The flattering success of Mcfriiffey's Revised Readers, 
and the inquiry for more primary reading matter to be 
used in the first year of school work, have induced the 
Publishers to prepare a REVISED PRIMER, which may be 
used to precede the First Reader of any w r ell arranged 
series. 

The method pursued is the same as that m McGufFey's Re- 
vised Readers, and the greatest possible care has been taken 
to insure a gradation suited to the youngest children. Only 
about six new words are to be mastered in each lesson. 
These new words and the new elementary sounds are always 
to be found in the vocabulary of the lesson in which they 
are first used. 

The plan of the book enables the teacher to pursue the 
Phonic Method, the Word Method, the Alphabet Method, 
or any combination of these methods. 

Illustrations of the best character have been freely sup- 
plied, and the skilled teacher will be able to use them to 
great advantage. 

The script exercises throughout the book and the slate 
exercises at the close, have been specially written and care- 
fully engraved for this Primer; they may be used to teach 
the reading of script, and as exercises in learning to write. 

In the full confidence that the public will appreciate a 
cheap and attractive Primer of this character, the Publishers 
have spared no expense to make this book equal, m #ype, 
paper, and illustrations, to any that have been issued from 
their Press. 

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THE ALPHABET, 



A B C D 

E F G H 

I J K L 

M N O P 

Q E S T 

U V W X 

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THE ALPHABET. 



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m n o p 
q r s t 



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and 



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rat 




a rat 
A cat 



a cat 
A rat 



A cat and a rat. 
A rat and a cat. 



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ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON II. 




at 



the 



ran 



^ 
Ann 

th 



The cat 



the rat 



The cat has a rat. 

The rat ran at Ann. 

Ann has a cat. 

The cat ran at the rat. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



Nat 



LESSON III. 



hat 



fan 



an 




a fan 



a hat 



Ann and Nat. 
Ami has a fan. 
Nat has a hat. 
Ann can fan Nat. 



10 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON IV. 



man 




1 



in 



a cap 



p s 

the lad 



A man and a lad. 

The man sat; the lad ran. 

The man has a hat. 

The lad has a cap. 



McG VFFE Y'S PRIMER. \ \ 

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LESSON V, REVIEW. 

The cat and the rat ran. 

Ann sat, and Nat ran. 
A rat ran at Nat. 

Can Ann fan the lad? 

The man and the lad. 

The man has a cap. 

The lad has a fan. 

Has Ann a hat? 

Ann has a hat and a fan. 



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LESSON VI. 



Rab 

Nat's 




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Nat's cap 



a fat dog 



Has the lad a dog? 

The lad has a fat dog. 

The dog has Nat's cap. 

Nat and Rab ran. 

Rab ran at a cat. 



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LESSON VII. 



13 



see 



fro 



g 




Oil 



a log 



the frog 



See the frog on a log. 
Rab sees the frog. 
Can the frog see Kab? 
The frog can see the dog. 
Rab ran at the frog. 



14 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON VIM. 




it 

w 

15 



stand 
lamp 



mat 



a mat 



the stand 



See the lamp! It is on a mat. 
The mat is on the stand. 
The lamp is Nat's, and the mat 
is Ann's. 



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15 



LESSON IX. 



Tom 
him 



na< 
eatch 



not 
he 



ch 




See the nag ! It is Tom's nag. 
Can Tom catch his nag? 
He can not catch him. 
The dog ran at the nag, and the 
nag ran. 



10 ECLECTIC SERIES. 

LESSON X.-REVIEW. 

Tom's nag is fat; his dog is not 
fat. Nat is on Tom's nag. 

Nat's dog, Kab, can not catch 
the rat. 

See the frog on the log. 

A lad sees the frog. 

The lad can not catch it. 

A cat is on the mat ; the cat 
sees a rat. 

Ann's fan is on the stand. 

The man has a lamp. 

A dog ran at the man. 

Ann sat on a log. 



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LESSON XI 



nest 



this 



die 




the box 



sh 

a nest 



This is a fat hen. The hen 
has a nest in the box. 

She has eggs in the nest. 

A cat sees the nest, and can 
get the eggs. 



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LESSON XII. 




old 



run 



fox 





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Can this old fox catch the hen? 
The fox can catch the hen, and 

get the eggs in the nest. 
Run, Rab, and catch the fox. 




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19 



LESSON XIII. 



pond 



Nell 



ducks 



them 



feed 




Will 




ck 



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Nell is by the pond. 

I see ducks on the pond. 

Nell sees the ducks, and will 

feed them. 
She can not get the ducks. 



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ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XIV. 




hold to 



blind Ma'ry 



hand kind 



a 



o 



This old man can not see. 
He is blind. 

Mary holds him by the hand. 

She is kind to the old blind 
man. 



LESSON XV.-REVIEW. 



I see ducks on the pond; Tom 
will feed them. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



21 



Tom is blind; lie holds a box 
in his hand. 

Nell is kind to him. 

This old hen has a nest. 

Mary will run and get the 
eggs. 



LESSON XVI. 



Sue doll dress new 




Sue has a doll. 

It has a new dress. 



her 



let 



u 



ew 



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She will let Ann hold the 
doll in her hands, and Ann will 
fan it. 

Sue is kind to Ann. 



LESSON XVII. 



V 



t 



ere 



five 



tree 



rob 




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A bird is in ^ 
the tree. It has 
a nest there. 

The nest has vtfl 

j. ; ^v^ 

five eggs in it. 



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23 



Do not rob the nest. 
Will the bird let the 
her five eggs? 



cat get 



LESSON XVIII. 



cage 

pet 

sing 

live 

so 

love 





o 



ng 



This is a pet bird. 
It lives in a new cage. 
It will stand on Sue's hand, 
and sing. 

Sue loves her pet bird. 
So do I love it. 



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LESSON XIX. 



are you yes fast too 
like boy of (ov) play 







a 



a 



y y 

Do you see the boys at play? 

Yes, I see them ; there are five 
of them. 

Tom is too fat to run fast. 
Nat can catch him. 

I like to see boys play. 



McG UFFE Y'S PRIMER. 25 

LESSON XX.-REVIEW. 

Sue has a doll and a pet bird. 

Her doll has a new dress and 
a cap. 

Sue loves Mary, and will let her 
hold the doll. 

The pet bird lives in a cage. 
Sue and Mary will stand by the 
cage, and the bird will sing. 

There are birds in the tree by 
the pond. Can you see them? 

Yes ; there are five of them in 
a nest. 

Tom will not rob a bird's nest. 
He is too kind to do so. 








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ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXIc 



W 



hat 



ow 



1 



an 



w 



ell 




a 



ow 



wh 



niht 



iay 



but 



big 



best 



What bird is this? 
It is an owl. 
What big eyes it has! 
Yes, but it can not see well by 
day. 

The owl can see best at night. 
Nat Pond has a pet owl. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



27 



LESSON XXII. 



grass 
shade 






-^ 




e ou 

The day is hot. 

The cows are in the shade of 
the big tree. 

They feed on the new grass. 

Our cows do not run off. 

At night they come to the 
barn. 



28 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXIII. 



soon 
neck 




way bell one (wun) 



their 



oo 



The sun will soon set. 

The cows are on their way to 
the barn. 

One old cow has a bell on her 
neck. She sees our dog, but she 
will not run. 

Our dog is kind to the cows. 



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29 



LESSON XXIV. 



brave 
drown 



if 



men 



ship 
rock 



boat 



save 




The ship has run on a rock. 
Five men are on the ship. 
If the boat can not get to 
them, they will drown. 

The boat has brave men in it. 
They will save the five men. 



30 ECLECTIC SERIES. 

LESSON XXV.-REVIEW. 

Come. boys, and feed the cows. 

*/ 

The sun has set, and they are 
at the barn. 

Sue has a bell on the neck of 
her pet cat.. 

One hot day Ann and Nell sat 
on the grass in the shade of a 
big tree. They like to rock their 
dolls, and sing to them. 

The brave men in our boat 
are on their way to the ship. 
They will save the men in the 
ship, if they can. They will not 
let them drown. 

What bird has big eyes? The 
owl. Can an owl see at night? 
Yes, an owl can see best at 
night. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



31 



LESSON XXVI. 



fall 



with 



196 
had 



skates 
stone 



did 




a 9 sk 

The boys are on the ice with 
their skates. 

There is a stone on the ice. 
One boy did not see it, and has 
had a fall. 

But he is a brave boy, and 
will not cry. 



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McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 33 



LESSON XXVII. 



look 


go 


John 


here 


all 


wheel 


mill 


have 


round 



\^ 

00 J 

Look! there are John and Sue 
by the mill pond. 

They like to see the big wheel 
go round. 

They have come to play on 
the logs and in the boat. 

John and Sue will play here 
all day. 




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34 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXVIII. 



or 



oil 



Jane 
some 


girls 
which 


floor 
black 



A 

o 



Here are some girls with skates; 
but they are not on the ice. 

Their skates roll on the floor. 

Which way do you like to 
skate, on the ice, or on the floor? 

The girl with the new black 
dress is Jane Bell. 




McGUFFEY'S PRIMES. 



35 



LESSON XXIX. 

for out a 

horse should hurt 



how try 
be 




no 



A 

u 



Look out for the cars! 

How fast they come! 

No horse can go as fast as the 
cars. 

I will not try to catch them, 
for I should fall and be hurt. 

See the horse look at the cars. 
Will he not run? 



36 ECLECTIC SERIES. 

LESSON XXX.-REVIEW, 

There is ice on the pond 5 and 
the mill wheel can not go round. 

The boys are all out on the ice 
with their skates. 

I will let you and Tom try to 
skate; but do not fall, for you 
will be hurt. 

Look! here come the cars. 
John and Nat try to skate as 
fast as the cars go, but they can 
not. John has had a fall. 

The girls are not on the pond ; 
but some of them have skates 
which roll on the floor. 





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McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



37 



LESSON XXXI. 



work ax pile Ned think 



wood 
hard 




o 



th 



n 



Ned and John are hard at work. 

John has a saw, and Ned has 
an ax. 

They will try to cut all of the 
wood which you see in the pile. 

Do you think they can do this 
in one day? 



38 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXXII. 



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Two girls have gone out for 
a walk. 

It is May, and the air is cool. 

They hear the birds sing in 
the trees, and they hear the noise 
of the frogs in the pond. 

They see men at work and 
boys at play. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 39 

LESSON XXXIII. 

pull art goats Bess 

up ride hill 

u 


WH 




Bess has a cart and two goats. 

She likes to ride in her cart. 

See how the goats pull! 

Bess is so big, I think she 
should walk up the hill. 

The goats love Bess, for she 
feeds them, and is kind to them. 



40 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXXIV. 



blaze 



fire 



roof 



call 



ring 



we 



put 



yet 



house 




This house is on fire. 

Look! the roof is in a blaze. 

Kun, boys, and ring the bell. 
Call some men to put out the fire. 

We may yet save the house, 
if we work hard. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 41 



LESSON XXXV.-REVIEW. 



Bess, do you hear a noise? 

Yes, Tom; what is it? 

It is the mill by our house; 
logs are cut there. 

How do they cut the logs, 
Tom, with an ax? 

Not with an ax, Bess; it is 
too hard work; they cut them 
with a saw. 

May we not go and see the 
mill at work, Tom? 

Yes, I think so. The air is cool, 
and we can walk in the shade. 
We should go soon, Bess, or the 
pile of wood will be gone. 

Our two goats and the cart 
are here, Tom; we can ride to 
the mill. It is not up hill, and 
the goats can pull us fast. 



42 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XXXVI. 



Miss 



wants 



won 



Id 




u 



tSllg 
rule 



keep 
obd 



that 
each 



The girls and boys all love 
Miss May; she is so kind to 
them. 

Miss May tells them there is 
a rule that she wants them to 
keep. It is, "Do to each one as 
you would like each one to do 
to you." 



McG UFFE Y 'S PRIMER. 



43 



This is a good rule, and all 
boys and girls should keep it. 



LESSON XXXVII, 



school 

church 

books 



slates 



child 



w 



hen 




What kind of house is this? 
Do you think it is a schoolhouse, 

or a church? 

It looks like a church, but I 
think it is a schoolhouse. 



44 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



I see the boys and girls with 
their books and slates. 

When the bell rings, they will 



go in. 

A good child likes to go to 
school. 



LESSON XXXVIII. 



quail 



seen 



me 



eat 



know 




quick 

kill 

oh 

first 

Hen'ry 



qu 



"John! come here. Be quick, 
and tell me what kind of bird 
this is." 

"Do you not know, Henry?" ~ 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



45 



"Oh, no! what is it?" 

"It is a quail." 

"It is the first quail I have 
seen. Is it good to eat?" 

"Yes; but I should not like to 
kill it." 



LESSON XXXIX. 



Kate dear 



name 



ba'by 



blue 



near 



shut rib 



sit 




Is not this a dear baby in the 
crib? 



4b ECLECTIC SERIES. 

Her name is Kate, and she has 
big, blue eyes. You can not see 
her eyes, for they are shut. 

Kate is a good baby; but she 
will cry if she is hurt, or if she 
is not well. 

Bess likes to sit near the baby, 
and to rock her in the crib. 



LESSON XL.-REVIEW. 



Henry Black and Ned Bell live 
near our house. They go to school, 
and I see them go by each day 
with their books and slates. 

Miss May tells the girls and 
boys that they should be at the 
schoolhouse when the bell rings. 
So Henry walks fast, and is first 
at school. He is a good boy. 



McG UFFE Y'S PItlMER. 47 

and wants to keep the rule of 
the school. 

Ned is not a good boy. I do 
not think he likes to go to school 
or to church. 

I saw him try to kill a quail 
with a stone. The quail is too 
quick a bird for that, and Ned 
did not hurt it ; but I know that 
a good child would not try to kill 
a bird. 




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ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XLI. 



llo-ht 



w 



here 



far 



sea 



its 
tall 



high 



were 



The tall house which you see 

/ 

on that high rock is a lighthouse. 
At night its light is seen far out 
at sea, and the men on ships can 
tell where to go. 

If it were not for this, they 
would run on the rocks. 

How would you like 
to live in a light- 
house ? 




McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



49 



wrong wo 



olf 



LESSON XLII. 



US 



took 



watch lambs 




Let us watch the sheep as they 
feed on the hills. They like to 
eat the new grass. 

Do you see my two lambs? I 
had two more; but an old wolf 
took them one night. 

I love my pet lambs. It would 
be wrong to hurt them. 



Pr 4. 



50 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XLIII. 



laugh snow head fun 

mouth made pipe 




gh (as f ) 

The boys have made a big snow 
man. 

They have put a tall hat on his 
head, and an old pipe in his mouth. 

Hear them laugh as they play! 

It is good fun for the boys. 

They would like to have it snow 
all day and all night. 



McG UFFE Y 'S PRIMER. 



51 



LESSON XLIV, 



sweets mean 



please bee 



buzz vine 



eould 



said (sed) 
one (wuns) 



"Buzz! buzz!" a bee said to 
Mary. 

"What do you mean?" said 
Mary. "Please tell me once more." 

"Buzz! buzz! buzz!" but Mary 
could not tell its wants. 

I think it said, "Please let me 
get some sweets in this vine." 




52 ECLECTIC SERIES. 

LESSON XLV.-REVIEW. 

One day Nat and I sat on the 
high hill by the sea, where the 
tall lighthouse stands. We could 
look far out, and could see the 
ships at sea. 

As we sat there, we saw a 
man near by, with some sheep and 
lambs. The man had a pipe in 
his mouth. He sat with us, and 
let the sheep eat the grass. 

What fun it is to see lambs 
play! It made us laugh to see 
them. 

The man said that once, when 
the sheep and lambs were out in 
the snow, an old wolf took one 
of the lambs, and ran off with 
it, 

I think that men should watch 



McGUFFET^S PRIMER. 53 

their sheep, so that a wolf can 
not catch them. 



LESSON XLVI. 



while might time thmg 

done right your halve$ 
















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ECLECTIC SERIES. 



LESSON XLVII. 




sprang 



wa 



thank 



went 
fish 
fell 
safe 

arm 



got 



One day John went to the 
pond to fish. His dog, Watch, 
went with him. 

John sat on a log for a time, 
but did not catch a fish. 

As he got up to go, he- fell 
off the log. 

Watch sprang in to save him. 

John put his arms round the 



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55 



dog's neck, and was soon safe on 
the log once more. 

"Thank you, my brave old 
dog," said John to Watch. 



LESSON XLVIII. 



Jame asks warm town 

then drlve been (bin) show 

James has been to the mill. 
The day is warm, and he lets 
his horse stand 



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56 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



A girl asks him to show her 
the way to the town. He tells 
her the way, and then drives on. 



Pll 



puss 



pat 



narm 



LESSON XLIX. 



she'll 




don't 



pur 
fur 



deedg 



I love my dear puss, 
Her fur is so warm; 

And, if I don't hurt her, 
She'll do me no harm. 

Ill pat my dear puss, 
And then she will pur, 

And show me her thanks 
For my kind deeds to her, 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 



LESSON L. 



57 




now wreadi who queen 

wood shall crown 

It is the first of May The 
boys and girls have gone to the 
woods to have a good time. See 
them at their play. 

The girls have wreaths in their 

hands. 

Now they will crown some one 



58 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 



Queen of the May. Who shall 
it be? 

It should be the best girl, and 
that is Kate. 



LESSON LI. 



God 




Do you see that tall tree? 
Long ago it sprang up from a 
small nut. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 59 

Do you know who made it do 
so? 

It was God, my child. God 
made the world and all things in 
it. He made the sun to light the 
day, and the moon to shine at 
night. 

God shows that he loves us 
by all that he has done for us. 
Should we not then love him? 



LESSON LI I. 



Lord smile joy tear ni 
morn griefs woe star say 

When the stars, at set of sun, 
'Watch you from on high; 
When the light of morn has come, 
Think the Lord is nigh. 



60 



ECLECTIC SERIES. 




All you do, and all you say, 

He can see and hear; 
When you work and when you play, 

Think the Lord is near. 



All your joys and griefs he knows, 
Sees each smile and tear; 

When to him you tell your woes, 
Know the Lord will hear. 



McGUFFEY'S PRIMER. 61 



SLATE EXERCISES 



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